|Model:||Chronomat 808 – reference 217012|
|Size - diameter excluding winding crown:||37.5mm|
|Size - length including lugs:||44mm|
Vintage Breitling Chronomat 808 with reference 217012 and round panda dial. The inner section of the dial is black with outer white ring with red and black Arabic numerals. The hours are marked with stainless steel batons and dots. Two white sub dials for the seconds at 9 o’clock and 45 minutes at 3 o’clock. At 6 o’clock come “Chronomat” and “Swiss Made”. The hands are in stainless steel with “Dauphine” design and the chronograph hand is red. Luminous is good on dots and hands. The crown comes with the Breitling logo. It is a stainless steel case with engraved outside “ Breitling Chronomat – 217012 – Stainless Steel – 808” and engraved inside “Breitling Watch Ltd - Swiss – 1075301”. The watch has a minute wind movement with Caliber Venus 175 and 17 jewels. The watch has a black leather band. The watch has just been fully serviced.
Leon Breitling started Breitling in 1884 with his own chronograph. In 1892, Leon built a watch manufacture called “G. Leon Breitling S.A., Montbrillant Watch Factory. In 1914, Gaston Breitling takes over the business and creates the “Vitesse” model. In 1932 Willy Breitling took over his father and creates the “Chronomat” in 1947 and then the “Navitimer” in 1952. In 1962, a Breitling chronograph was catapulted into the space at astronaut Scott Carpenter wrist. Then came the famous caliber 11 in 1969 called “Chronomatic” developed by Breitling and Heuer. The story of Breitling ended in 1979 before being revived by Ernest Schneider in 1982 and managed today by his son Theodore.
Manual wind chronograph movement with caliber Venus 175 with seconds, 45 minutes, pillar wheel sub second with 17 jewels, 18,000 A/h and 45 hours of power reserve.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 37.5mm
Length including lugs: 44mm